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Jeff Taylor, general manager of the new Apple River Family Campground, 345 Church Hill Road in Somerset, stands beside the new logo for the 550-site facility. They are promoting themselves as a family-friendly campground, "where family memories happen." The campground originally opened in 1976, but has been closed since 2005.

Dormant campgrounds reopen

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It had once been a thriving facility, one of many in Somerset's bustling summer community.

However, for the past five years, Apple River Campground has sat empty.

"There were nine campgrounds and tubing businesses in Somerset during the 1980s," said Jeff Taylor, general manager of the new Apple River Family Campground. "Last year, there were only two."

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